noun dog·wood \ˈdg-ˌwd\

: a type of bush or small tree with groups of small flowers

: the hard wood of a dogwood

Full Definition of DOGWOOD

:  any of various trees and shrubs (genus Cornus of the family Cornaceae, the dogwood family) with clusters of small flowers and often large white, pink, or red involucral bracts

Examples of DOGWOOD

  1. The furniture is made of dogwood.

First Known Use of DOGWOOD

DOGWOOD Defined for Kids


noun dog·wood \ˈdg-ˌwd\

Definition of DOGWOOD for Kids

:  a shrub or small tree with clusters of small flowers often surrounded by four showy leaves that look like petals
Medical Dictionary


noun dog·wood \ˈd-ˌgwd\

Medical Definition of DOGWOOD

:  any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus
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